About Chinese Medicine

Want to know more about the art and science of acupuncture? York Traditional Acupuncture answers your questions here.

“In the year 2000 whilst living in Australia I had an accident, which left my back in constant pain. After repeated to trips to my GP I was told, “there is nothing we can do” and “you’ll have to live with it” – the latter of which I did for years.

I met Tiziana through a mutual friend and upon talking to her about my condition she recommended coming to see her for acupuncture. After some thought I decided to give it a go with an open minded attitude.

Tiziana made me feel immediately comfortable with her relaxed yet professional manner. After a consultation Tiziana identified the problem, recommended 6 sessions and the acupuncture sessions commenced…

The results have been and continue to be amazing. For the first time in over 10 years my back feels normal and my quality of life has improved 100%.

I cannot recommend Tiziana highly enough. My only regret is that I did not meet her 10 years earlier!”

– Richard Pickering, York

– Results may vary. See over 85 unbiased 5-Star reviews from satisfied clients here.

If you’d like to regain your health so you can enjoy the life you deserve, this might just be the perfect solution for you.

It’s natural, holistic and best of all – it’s safe and relaxing…

In ancient China, Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors saved lives, it stopped plagues. It was expected for every Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor to have ‘healing hands’ – it was not a gift, it was a must.

Over thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has evolved to remain relevant and effective in solving health issues we face in our lifetime.

Chinese Medicine has many branches including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutritional therapy, massage therapy and breath work (qigong and taichi).

You can use this system with all its remarkable history and effectiveness to restore good health, and to maintain good health – an important step that is often overlooked.

The ancient Chinese found that life is dependent on a vital energy called “Qi” (pronounced chee). Qi travels and circulates throughout your body along pathways (called meridians) which connect every part of your body together into one amazing system.

It’s a bit like the postal truck which drives around the country delivering letters and parcels. It helps us to nurture healthy relationships with distant friends and family.

See Qi in action:


From a According to the research, from Western medical point of view, it is understood that acupuncture influences a number of physiological functions. These include:

  • Pain relief by releasing endorphins and monoamines (your body’s natural pain-killers).
  • Happiness and mood by releasing serotonin.
  • Immunity by releasing white blood cells to help fight inflammation, and restoring proper blood and lymph circulation in diseased areas.


  1. Wake up every day with bountiful energy,
  2. Know that you can tackle all the challenges you’ll face in the day,
  3. Cope with stress at work, and
  4. Go home happy and eager to spend time with family and friends.

In an official report published in 2003, the World Health Organisation documented 108 symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be aided effectively by acupuncture.

Traditional Acupuncture is a very powerful preventative medicine that helps people become and remain strong and healthy. Because acupuncture is relaxing, many patients seek regular maintenance sessions to cope with daily stresses and for general relaxation.


When performed by a formally trained and fully insured professional such as myself, Chinese Medicine is extremely safe.

In 2001, the British Medical Journal (vol. 323, n. 7311) published the results of two large-scale studies showing that the benefits of acupuncture far outweigh any negative side effects. The few post-acupuncture complaints were minor and short-lived, lasting less than a week, with no serious adverse events. In fact complications from acupuncture are “remarkably rare and transient” (with a 0.1 – 0.7% chance of occurring).

And in 2003 World Health Organisation documented 108 symptoms diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be aided effectively by acupuncture.

For your convenience I have also compiled a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions on Acupuncture, how it works, what it can help with, etc.

If you want a natural, safe and relaxing way to regain your health, try acupuncture. York Traditional Acupuncture puts you in safe hands. Contact Tiziana Bertinotti now to book your session: Call 07788 633292 or email info@yorktraditionalacupuncture.co.uk

Have more questions about how Traditional Acupuncture can help you? Simply contact Tiziana Bertinotti on 07788 633292 or info@yorktraditionalacupuncture.co.uk

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Dear patients, I would like to let you know that I continue to stay open throughout lockdown or any Tier level. As a healthcare provider, I give Acupuncture treatments for medical issues and purposes, and therefore, I am able to continue to practise. I look forward to continuing to be of service to our community. Tiziana – York Traditional Acupuncture.